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“Picturesque and Historical”
Review of Lake View Cemetery

Lake View Cemetery
Ranked #7 of 189 things to do in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: As a tourist destination, The Lake View Cemetery offers a variety of walking, bus, and self-guided tours. Among the tour topics are geology, architecture, horticulture, nature, animals, and history. In addition, there are picnic sites and hiking trails. Some of the well-known points of interest include: The Garfield Monument Open April 1 - November 19, seven days a week, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Both buildings are staffed with interpretive guides during open hours. Dedicated in 1890 to honor James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States 180' tall, 154 steps Architect — George Keller Caskets of the President and his wife, Lucretia, are displayed for viewing Listed on the National Register of Historic Places Wade Chapel Open April 1 - November 19, seven days a week, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Both buildings are staffed with interpretive guides during open hours. Built in honor of Jeptha Wade, founder of the Western Union Telegraph Company and first president of The Lake View Cemetery Association Made of granite from Barre, VT with an interior and window by Louis Comfort Tiffany studios Architect — Hubbell & Benes Listed on the National Register of Historic Places Rockefeller Monument Erected to honor the family of John Davison Rockefeller, financier and philanthropist, founder of Standard Oil Company 65' tall; 357,680 lbs. Made of one piece of granite, the largest piece ever quarried for memorialization purposes in Barre, Vermont Community Mausoleum Dedicated in April, 1990 1148 crypts, 928 niches Contemporary architecture Architects — Harley Ellington Pierce Yee Associates, Inc., Southfield, Michigan Builders — Carbone Construction Lake View Cemetery Dam (Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Project) Dedicated in 1978 The largest concrete-poured dam east of the Mississippi at the time 500' across, 60' above grade, 30' below grade Holds 80M gallons storm water
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Set among beautiful tree covered grounds with ponds and walking trails this cemetery has numerous historical buildings including the James A. Garfield burial place and Monument and Wade Memorial Chapel both of which are museum quality but not open in winter. Relaxing beautiful location to visit.

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is a very interesting place, even if you don't have family members there. Lots to see and do, stop by the office and get a map so you don't miss anything.

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Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

We visited here to kill some time before the rock and roll Hall of fame. What a beautiful place. There were lovely ponds and hills and we even saw a deer. We also had a tour guide step on the coach to explain the points of interest. We also visited a mausoleum.

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Reviewed October 4, 2013

A walk in this urban park--unlike any other, since Lake View is a 19th Century Cemetery--reveals volumes about the American way of death. Most impressive is the memorial to President Garfield; other mausoleums display the aesthetics of past eras. Lake View is well maintained throughout the year and makes for particularly pleasant hiking in winter.

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

The cemetery was listed as a top site to see while in Cleveland. Other then Garfield's tomb there is not much to see in the cemetery. The stained glass windows are beautiful.

The docent was excellent. Friendly and well informed not only about Garfield's life but also the details of the tomb.

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